Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty ImagesPeople wearing masks load furniture into a U-haul moving truck as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on Sept. 12 in New York City. (Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images)
By Jack Davis
Published November 15, 2020 at 12:44pm
As the twin worms of crime and COVID-19 have eaten away at its luster, the Big Apple is losing its flavor to ore and more of its residents.
A new report from the New York Post estimates that more than 300,000 people have left the city since March when lockdowns began keeping residents indoors and a revolving door justice system let criminals out on the streets.
To gauge the extent of flight from the city, the Post secured the number of change of address requests from the U.S Post Office.
The data showed 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31,